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CINCINNATI BENGALS HISTORY: 1973
1973 FINAL RESULTS

Record: 10-4-0 (1st in AFC Central); 7-0 at home, 3-4 on road
Head Coach: Paul Brown

DateOpponentW-LScoreAtt.Stadium
September 16at DenverL10-2849,059Mile High
September 23HoustonW24-1051,823Riverfront
September 30at San DiegoW20-1346,733San Diego
October 7at ClevelandL10-1770,805Cleveland
October 14PittsburghW19-755,819Riverfront
October 21Kansas CityW14-656,397Riverfront
October 28at PittsburghL13-2045,761Three Rivers
November 4at DallasL10-3854,944Texas
November 11at BuffaloW16-1376,927Rich
November 18N.Y. JetsW20-1455,745Riverfront
November 25St. LouisW42-2450,918Riverfront
December 2MinnesotaW27-057,859Riverfront
December 9ClevelandW34-1758,266Riverfront
December 16at HoustonW27-2421,955Astrodome
Bengals 1973 Summary

The Bengals split their first eight games, then swept their last six to win their second AFC Central Division title. Cincinnati lost to Miami, 34-16, in the AFC playoffs. Rookie Boobie Clark, who finished the year with 988 yards rushing and 45 pass receptions, was named AFC Rookie of the Year. Essex Johnson led Cincinnati with a career-high 997 yards rushing and rookie Isaac Curtis caught 45 passes.

1973: A CLOSER LOOK
1973 Final Statistics
PRO BOWL PLAYERS
WR Isaac Curtis
DT Mike Reid
TE Bob Trumpy
    1973 SEASON LEADERS
    Passing: Ken Anderson (329 Att, 179 Comp, 2428 Yds, 54.4 Pct, 18 TD, 12 Int, 81.2 Rating)
    Rushing: Essex Johnson (195 Att, 997 Yds, 5.1 Avg, 46 Long, 4 TD)
    Receiving: Isaac Curtis (45 Rec, 843 Yds, 18.7 Avg, 77 Long, 9 TD)
    Scoring: Horst Muhlmann, 94 points (21 FG; 31 PAT)
    1973 NEWS AND NOTES
    Twice in Bengals history, a Cincinnati player has managed 100-plus yards both rushing and receiving on the same day. RB Essex Johnson was the first, rushing for 121 yards on 21 carries and getting 116 yards on two receptions on Sept. 30, 1973 at San Diego.
    STADIUM
    • Riverfront Stadium
    1973 HELMET/UNIFORM

    1973 LOGO

    HEAD COACH PAUL BROWN